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Get Off...All Mine!

By Lillian  
And so the battle began...Have been seeing up to five GSW at one time really fighting for the peanuts
that I am replenishing TWICE a day!!

This set of three...winner in V3 was taken from the open bedroom window again
and are for reference as not up to par...but I like what I have been witnessing
at least every 10 to 15 minutes of the day, as there are so many of them and they battle it out also with the other birds but have found that the Nuthatch has become very braveGrin

Thank you Lianne for the user award for 'You're looking tasty'...the Puma
I was extrmely proud to recieve it. Also thanks to you all for the C&C's

Hope that you like these and the fun in them Can you find the beak in V2?
Added a V4 as thought you deserved to see a better timed shot Wink


Tags: General Woodpeckers Fighting Reference Gsw Wildlife and nature Humour and fun

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pdcche 6 4 United Kingdom
30 May 2011 9:23PM
Another excellent capture Lillian, great detail.. Peter

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Mynett 8 142 6 United Kingdom
30 May 2011 9:25PM
how wonderful Lillian

baclark 7 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
30 May 2011 9:29PM
How wonderful to see this bit of bird behaviour up close an personal Lillian. Interesting set of images.
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
30 May 2011 9:29PM
brilliant set lillian cracking detail wonderful colours v3 for me today aways like a winner nice one Wink
JackieB 6 18 3 United Kingdom
30 May 2011 9:32PM
Must be costing you a fortune in nuts Lillian, these images certainly show the tussle going on, well captured

morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
30 May 2011 9:34PM
Superb set of images Lillian, love them all.

30 May 2011 9:47PM
Brilliant set of images, Lillian well captured..Lin
moiral 6 12 Scotland
30 May 2011 9:51PM
I am too jealous for words here Lillian. Have only seen a woodpecker twice this year and no shots. You have 5, greedy, greedy woman GrinWink. Lovely set of shots, but that beak could have been painful in V2.
Gonna apply for my adoption tomorrow Smile.
KBan 11 494 4 England
30 May 2011 9:51PM
good set Lillian. many on one patch........Sounds like they could be a couple of pairs feeding young !

mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
30 May 2011 10:00PM
Dunno what they are fighting about Lillian.
There are more nuts here than in Brazil !!
A fine set.
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
30 May 2011 10:12PM
Thank You all for such wonderful comments, Yes, Keith there are three pairs around us,
that my friend and I have watched and now I am soooo enjoying the pleasure of their visits, lucky to be in the countryside
and know it.Grin but until this year have not realised that they even fight with their parents for the foodSad
Moira, adoption accepted..come on down, bring your camera.
Thank you all for taking an interest
30 May 2011 10:25PM
These are superb Lillian

30 May 2011 10:32PM
Not one but two, you are so lucky. Great set.
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
30 May 2011 10:45PM
So enjoyed your images. We have at least 3 pairs dining here too! No prisoners taken in general, though I notice they do seem to allow the occasional Blue or Great Tit to eat from the opposite side of the feeders. Wish I had the right kind of lens to capture the antics of one visiting Woody who insists on sticking the peanuts into the new trellis before devouring the nut. So good to know our trellis gets the nod of approval!

7 10 10 England
30 May 2011 10:55PM
What activity you are looking at Lillian; lucky you. V4 is very lovely.
gary_d 8 576 13 Wales
30 May 2011 11:32PM
A great sight to witness and from your bedroom too. - gary
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
31 May 2011 12:08AM
Beautifully captured, such perfect timing....................Sandy
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
31 May 2011 5:59AM
A superb set, Lillian, you are so lucky to have these beautiful birds in your garden. Carol
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
31 May 2011 6:44AM
Four super shots Lillian, but the action in V2 is my favourite. Hope the peanut replenishment doesn't bankrupt you!
31 May 2011 6:54AM
Something different from the norm Lillian, excellent captures,
Ray42 8 3 England
31 May 2011 6:56AM
A good set Lillian
lianna 6 13 United Kingdom
31 May 2011 7:12AM
A great set of image lillian. Love the hide and seek game he is playing with you. V1 is deg the winner for me x x
SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
31 May 2011 8:32AM
Yes, there definitely is a pecking order. Smaller birds give way to starlings, but everything gives way to the powerful beak of a woody. Smile
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
31 May 2011 8:39AM
very good series Lillian
31 May 2011 8:49AM
Great set of captures Lillian, well done

31 May 2011 8:52AM
Great shots of nature at work here Lillian. And by the looks of that Bird feeder, none of them have had much luck at the time of shooting.

John Smile
31 May 2011 8:53AM
Fantastic captures!
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
31 May 2011 9:08AM
superb set, not seen mine recently but we do have millions of starling its unbelievable all fighting either for the fat blocks or the bird bath and I have 2 other various small receptacles they seem to prefer
PhillipMinnis 6 94 4 Australia
31 May 2011 9:14AM
An excellent set of images! Great colours and details! Well captured!


31 May 2011 9:28AM
magic moments captured brilliantly
31 May 2011 11:44AM
think you had some fun caputring these Lillian V3 for me Grin
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
31 May 2011 12:29PM
Like them all Lillian, love the caption, V3 is my fav today.



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